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ERIC Number: EJ983276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
"Everybody Is Their Own Island": Teacher Disconnection in a Virtual School
Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Barbour, Michael K.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n2 p123-144 Apr 2012
Virtual schooling is a recent phenomenon in K-12 online learning. As such, the roles of the online teachers are emerging and differ from those of the traditional classroom teacher. Using qualitative interviews of eight virtual high school teachers, this study explored teachers' perceptions of their online teaching role. Teachers expressed a sense of disconnection from their students, the profession, and their peers as a result of limited interactions due to significant institutional barriers. Researchers discuss the implications of this disconnection as well as future avenues for research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah